Monday, October 11, 2010

Is it wrong to find out if you're having a girl or a boy...

just so that you can make them a quilt? Well I know what fabric I'll be using if its a boy - these incredible fabrics from Saffron Craig!


I'm officially in love with Saffron's new Beetle Bugs range and I'm thrilled that it might even be released by the end of the year! Check out the equally delicious red and green colourway on Saffron's blog - hot off the press.

And if you love Anna Maria Horner's new range, Innocent Crush, you'll want to jump over to Ally's blog to join in her giveaway!

Have a wonderful week everyone.

20 comments:

  1. I love that fabric! It is tempting to find out the sex of the baby for planning, shopping and sewing.

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  2. If I was having a baby I think (in theory) I'd like to be surprised ... but in reality I don't think I could wait! You could always make 2 quilts .... but I think a quilt made out of these gorgeous fabrics is a must regardless.
    I want you to find out so that I can plan :)

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  3. 2 quilts, 2 entire sets of outfits... :-) Depending how much time you have? (time? time? I hear you giggle! ) Or alternatively do what our grandmothers did, go for yellow, green or lilac.. OR blue and pink combined with other colours.

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  4. I think times have moved on a bit now and its ok to know if you are having a boy or girl. You can always keep it a secret from everyone else! Certainly helps financially for decorating and buying clothes etc..

    I love the new Beetle Bug range though and I think it would be great for a boy or a girl .. or me!

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  5. Why can't baby have bugs regardless of sex?

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  6. We found out the sex of all three of our children at the 2nd scan, 20 weeks I think - but we didn't tell family and friends. It made it so much easier for getting organised. There is enough to do with a new baby without rushing out for blue/pink stuff! I have to agree with Contented Caroline, bugs are good for boys and girls! La La La Love the Fabric! ;)

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  7. these are awesome fora little boy!!! my solution since i did not find out was just to go with one for each!

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  8. My 2 yr old would adore that fabric--too precious!

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  9. I think those are awesome fabrics for a boy or a girl. I was a little girl who loved blue -- it was one of my first words and, once I could talk, I would refuse to wear non-blue clothes. So I think you should go ahead and make a gorgeous quilt with those lovely fabrics and not worry about the gender at all :)

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  10. Not at all! If I was a quilter back when I was pregnant with my daughter, I know that I would be super anxious to find out so I could buy the perfect pink fabrics or these adorable bugs from Saffron!

    Jennnifer :)

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  11. I am in the "Don't find out camp" There are very few really good surprises left in the world.
    Long version...(skip below for the short version)
    I didn't find out with any of my four kids. Except with my 2nd which was a complete mistake and it happened 12 hours before I gave birth (the ultrasound tech was leading us to the room when she said to our first son..."lets go take a look at your brother") - We didn't tell anyone. So that night when he arrived, I have to say it wasn't AS amazing...
    I do prepare for both by making 2 blankets and 2 outfits. After that everything is usually green/unisex. There is a ton of time to buy gender specific stuff after (a lifetime of it) With the unused blanket and outfit I gift it.
    Short version...
    Don't find out, enjoy making both a girl and a boy quilt. Love your baby and gift the unused quilt.

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  12. I always found out what I was having (i have 4). I am a person who needs to be able to prepare, I don't really like surprises or in a position where I feel like I don't have what I need....so finding out for me was a must. Eventually, we also needed to confirm the sex so that my husband had time to get over his hopes that it was a girl, before the baby came!!

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  13. I love these fabrics! The third one from the left reminds me of a bedding collection from Serena and Lily: http://www.serenaandlily.com/Fabric/Fabrics-By-Collection-George-Slate-Goldenrod-Mosaic
    These would make an adorable quilt for a baby boy!

    I just had my third child, and I found out the sex of all of my children before they were born. I think finding out the sex before the child is born gives the child more of an identity. We began referring to our baby by their name while they were still in the womb. I think that it helped prepare my son and daughter for the impending birth of their youngest sister this time around. When the ultrasound technician told us that it was a girl, my son said its a Claire! I thought that was so sweet!

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  14. Back when I had my daughter (1984), it wasn't common to find out the sex of your child, unless you had an ultrasound for a problem with your pregnancy. My husband, however, was absolutely certain we were having a boy and informed everyone that they were under no circumstances to bring anything frilly or pink as a gift! Fortunately, my daughter was blond and blue-eyed, so she looked wonderful in blue! I think you ought to do whatever you want, regardless of what anyone tells you - and use not knowing as an excuse to make two fab quilts!!! (More shopping that way!)

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  15. I found out with 4 of mine. We wanted the surprise thing with our eldest. I like to be able to pick the name of my baby before its born so it isn't just called baby of in the hospital.
    I really love the Beetle Bugs. I like these clolours best but the red and green is cute too.

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  16. What gorgeous fabric! We call our little boy the Bug (because we used to wrap him up snug as a bug), and I might have to get some of this fabric to make something for him. We found out- I could tell my husband was hoping for/expecting a girl, so I thought it would be better to know so he could get used to the idea. By the time our little boy was born he was converted!

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  17. Crap! More fabric I have to have!

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  18. Oh, dear. More fabulous fabric by Saffron. Sometimes I tell my 4-year-old granddaughter to stop growing (because she's so dang cute at this age), and she always says, "I CAN'T stop growing--I want to be a mom." So probably if I told Saffron to stop designing such great fabric (because it's breaking my pocketbook), she would say, " I CAN'T stop designing--I have to be creative." ....saving my pennies for this line.

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  19. Saffron Craig fabricsOctober 14, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Thanks Kate for your wonderful words. Actually I had a giggle reading all the comments. I will be making myself a skirt from a few of the fabrics bugs en all.Aware kids might come up to me and ask "why do you have a snail on your skirt?"I would love that. :) TA.

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  20. It is fine to know in advance (both my niece and nephew have done so - two baby girls as grandnieces before year end).
    Regardless, if I was a girl, I would love the fabrics you picked. the beetles are wonderful!

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